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Placer County grand jury: Better security for Auburn courthouse, Lincoln Police

The Placer County grand jury is calling for better security at the Placer County Courthouse and Lincoln Police facilities. The Lincoln Police facility didn’t fare well, with the ...

Super salaries: Supes open up county coffers for top-paid employees

Some of Placer County’s most generous employee contracts for the coming year were OK’d Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Topping the list was Dr. Olga Ignatowicz, who will ...

Rare Painted Redstart putting Auburn on the map with birdwatchers

Birdwatchers are flocking to a quiet Auburn neighborhood for a gander at the Painted Redstart – a non-native that has never been seen this far north in California before. Deanna ...

AFL-CIO donation helps Duran best Rockholm in fundraising sweepstakes

Challenger Jack Duran has pulled ahead of incumbent Rocky Rockholm in the drive for donations. The two are vying for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. R ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...

Hard work, short day for I-80 chain installers

For anyone bold – or stupid enough – to drive high into the Sierra on Wednesday, the chain installers were waiting in blizzard-like conditions to move them along. Installers l ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Audit reveals questionable Placer County spending

Placer County’s development department skirted county and department policies in failing to log receipts for purchases, skipping required approvals for orders of supplies and mad ...

High-tech Recovery Act road project aids Placer County motorists

Federal stimulus funds for traffic sensors are aiding Placer County commuters on Highway 65. Located under the pavement, the sensors provide real-time information for Caltrans at ...

Union Pacific’s double-stack trains now rumbling through Placer County

Double-stack container shipping is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad through Auburn. The Union Pacific opened its Donner Pass route to domestic double stack container freight ...